Hayes Carll: He's Kind of a Big Deal


From the famous suburbs of The Woodlands, Texas, 35-year old Hayes Carll is a country singer-songwriter that is going to knock the boots off of Waco.

And we’re not the only ones who think so - Carll has a long list of awards and acclaims that prove just how awesome he is, including his appearance on the “Best of” lists for famous music magazines Spin and Rolling Stone. Perhaps most impressively, however, Carll was a 2011 nominee for Artist of the Year at the 2011 Americana Music Association. Needless to say, he's kind of a big deal, and Common Grounds couldn't be more excited to have him.

However, if awards don’t impress you, maybe you’re familiar with a little film featuring Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow called Country Strong. It just so happens that multiple songs that appeared in the film were written by Carll, including "Hard Out Here", "Take Me Away", "Hide Me Babe", and "Turn Loose the Horses". How neat is that? That's pretty neat, if you ask us.

Of course, the best thing about Mr. Hayes Carll is his music – and how much he identifies with his listeners, or anyone for that matter. 

“I guess you could say I write degenerate love songs,” Carll says. “That, and songs about people who’re wedged between not much and even less; people who see how hopeless it is and somehow make it work anyway.”

So, come see Hayes Carll on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Common Grounds. Doors at 8, show at 9 pm. And if you need to get ready for the show, just listen to our recommended songs below!

Songs to Download
New Stuff: Hard Out Here
Oldies: Drunken Poets Dream
Slow Jam: Long Way Home
American Songwriter’s #1 Song of 2011: Another Like You

Connect with Hayes Carll on Social Media!
Twitter @hayescarll


artwork by Shay Scranton

artwork by Shay Scranton